|Born||James Linton Deen Jr.
June 29, 1967
Albany, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||Valdosta State University|
|Occupation||Cook, restaurateur, TV personality|
|Spouse(s)||Brooke Terry Deen (m. 2005)|
|Children||Jack Linton Deen
Matthew James Deen
|Relatives||Bobby Deen (brother)|
James Linton Deen Jr. (born June 29, 1967) is an American cook, restaurateur, and TV personality.
He is the first and oldest son of culinary celebrity Paula Deen. with his younger brother, Bobby, he runs her restaurant, The Lady & Sons, in Savannah, Georgia. Deen also frequently appears on his mother's show, Paula's Home Cooking. He and his brother had their own program, Road Tasted, starting on July 11, 2006. The Deen brothers eventually decided that they wanted to devote more time to their family restaurant, and thus did not continue on as hosts of "Road Tasted." The original show has since changed to "Road Tasted with the Neelys" featuring the Food Network hosts Pat and Gina Neely.
He married Brooke Terry Deen on March 5, 2005. Together they have two sons: Jack Linton Deen, born August 21, 2006, and Matthew James Deen, born May 18, 2011. On June 16, 2012 Deen's new show "Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen" premieres on The Food Network. It airs Wednesday mornings at 10:30. The Food Network promotes that he will give viewers delicious reasons to stay home for dinner. Deen will be in the kitchen with everyone from his mother Paula Deen to his young son, Jack. The show claims it will prove that cooking truly is a family affair for the Deen family.
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